Notes on the Development of the Greek Alphabet

@article{Einarson1967NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the Development of the Greek Alphabet},
  author={Benedict Einarson},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1967},
  volume={62},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
  • B. Einarson
  • Published 1 January 1967
  • History
  • Classical Philology
AT A time perhaps in the first half of the eighth century B.C.2 a Greek learned the shapes and names of the Phoenician characters in their traditional order and used this knowledge to write Greek. He knew little if any Phoenician, and his instruction had probably gone no further than was needful, consisting for the eye of a row of twenty-two written characters, for the ear of getting the series of twenty-two names by heart, and for eye and ear together of witnessing the spelling and writing of… 
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